Ruben J. Rea, an Edward Jones investment representative in Hanamaulu, recently was named to a select group of individuals who voluntarily train new brokers in their communities.
The financial-services firm Edward Jones went from being a regional firm with about 300 offices in the early 1980s to a global investment firm with more than 8,800 offices today. The firm’s valued-based culture of helping individuals succeed was primarily responsible for that growth, and Rea’s contribution to that culture did not go unrecognized.
Rea has been tapped as a “field trainer,” a new position created for those investment representatives who voluntarily give their time and energy to help their new colleagues succeed. Those investment representatives named field trainers receive certification through training sessions and testing. Field trainers work with groups of new Edward Jones investment representatives for several months to help them through their training.
and while they build their businesses.
Edward Jones Managing Partner John Bachmann said the willingness to help one’s peers is fundamental to the firm’s growth. “We couldn’t grow at the rate we’ve achieved if we didn’t have people like Ruben who remember what it was like to start out, and who give unselfishly so others can realize the success he has enjoyed,” Bachmann said. “Ruben was selected for his dedication and willingness to help others as well as his success at running his own business.”
Field trainers are not monetarily compensated for this effort.
But according to Rea, he has a much greater motivation than money to help others in the firm. “That’s the Edward Jones culture,” Rea said. “When one person succeeds, it adds to the firm’s success which benefits us all. If someone hadn’t been willing to help me, then I might not be where I am today.”
Rea has an office at 3-4301 Kuhio Highway, Suite 205. His phone number is 632-0351. Edward Jones, the only major financial-services firm advising individual investors exclusively, traces its roots to 1871 and currently serves more than 6 million clients. The firm offers its clients a variety of investments, including certificates of deposit, taxable and non-taxable bonds, stocks and mutual funds.
The Edward Jones interactive Web site is located at http://www.edwardjones.com.